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matchboard

[mach-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈmætʃˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
noun
1.
a board having a tongue formed on one edge and a groove of the same dimensions cut into the other, used with similar boards to compose floors, dados, etc.
Origin of matchboard
1840-1850
1840-50; match2 + board
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Historical Examples
  • The Major and Mr. —— sit inside, hidden behind the matchboard plating.

  • We could matchboard the timbers over if you like, but it is not usual.

    The Lost Heir G. A. Henty
  • And I think in any case I am wrong about his "matchboard" car.

  • Felt is fastened over the matchboard lining of the roof before the iron is put on.

    Rustic Carpentry Paul N. Hasluck
  • The four-inch steel deck gaped and split as though it had been made of matchboard.

    The World Peril of 1910 George Griffith
  • It was only matchboard, she decided, run up to make many little rooms of one large one.

    The Voyage Out Virginia Woolf
British Dictionary definitions for matchboard

matchboard

/ˈmætʃˌbɔːd/
noun
1.
a long thin board with a tongue along one edge and a corresponding groove along the other, used with similar boards to line walls, ceilings, etc
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